Winner of the "Best Actor" award (for Roberto Sosa) at the 1992 San Sebastián International Film Festival.
Against his father's wishes, Pedro, a naive kid from Mexico City, joins the Federal Highway Patrol. His simple desire to do good rapidly comes into conflict with the reality of police work in a lonely rural environment populated by poor farmers, rich drug dealers, beautiful women and his father's ghost.
Cast & Crew
- Damián Alcázar - Suspect #1
- Vanessa Bauche - Maribel
- Bruno Bichir - Anibal
- Sergio Calderón - Pasajero Simon
- Alex Cox - Gringo #2
- Ernesto Gómez Cruz - Comandante Navarro
- Malena Doria - Abuela
- Zaide Silvia Gutiérrez - Griselda
- Dolores Heredia - Dispatcher
- Towi Islas - Emilio
- Pedro Armendáriz Jr. - Sargento Barreras
- Mike Moroff - Comandante Sanchez
- Roberto Sosa - Pedro
Reviews(see the best reviews)
Loved this movie! Not your run-of-the mill cop movie at all: Pedro is beautifully acted as a new policeman, inexperienced and idealistic. Pedro learns about police work and life, and, by the end of the film, has become a powerful, effective person.
Added to the story is the lovely music background, Nortena and Mexican guitar, and shots that show the beauty of the Mexican landscape.
it tells how dangerous the drugs or and the danger of trafficking in Mexico,how some will do anything to get it and support their families.I think it was a great story it told me a lot about the law too.
We've decided to do a bit of an Alex Cox run over the holidays. Just saw Repo Man again, and watched Highway Patrolman last night on Fandor. Very much enjoyed the story, excellent direction and amazinging beautiful landscapes. Highly recommned.